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The Hardest Blessing

The image and words below were done by author and artist Jan Richardson and inspired by Matthew 18:21-35, which is this Sunday’s Gospel lesson.  They were first published as part of a reflection at The Painted Prayerbook. Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.” – Matthew 18:22 NIV As…

ELCA Social Message on Government

The ELCA Church Council has unanimously adopted a new social message titled: “Government and Civic Engagement in the United States: Discipleship in a Democracy” This project was called for at the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, with an intention that it be ready to read before the national election this fall. The social message defines government…

John Lewis Quotes

On July 17, 2020 the world lost a giant in the fight for civil rights when John Lewis lost his life to cancer. What better way to memorialize this great leader than to present a compilation of just some of his compelling quotes. Here is just one such list. https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/john-lewis-quotes One of his most famous…